A wise man once said, “Show me your friends and I would tell you who you are.”
Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, who you spend time with the most is who you will become. I can’t stress enough the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people, whether its friends, family, or even people you work with. Any one of those people have the potential to be toxic to your spirit. People’s vibes, mindsets, and beliefs have the ability to become your own. What you surround yourself with is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Associate with people who inspire you, challenge you to vibrate higher, and make you better. Don’t waste your time with people that aren’t adding to your spiritual growth. “Bad company corrupts good character.” Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious! You can not change the people around you, but you can change the people that you choose to be around. It’s the quality of friends that is important, not the quantity. This is a form of self care, and has everything to do with self love.
Also, it’s just as important to not be the toxic person in someone’s life. If you want to be surrounded with positive people, you need to be putting positive energy in the atmosphere.
“Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.” -Alex Elle